Mary Collins

LAUREL Mary Elizabeth Moore Collins passed away at her home on Aug. 31, 2013 following a long illness. A native of Houston, Mary attended Houston High School and the University of Mississippi.

She was a member of the Laurel First Baptist Church, DAR and Laurel Junior Auxilary. She enjoyed genealogy, traveling and time with her friends and pets. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who brought joy to those around her. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband Dr. Rex Collins of Laurel; a son, William Scott Collins of Long Beach; a daughter, Angela Collins LaPorte and husband Reid of Birmingham; five grandchildren Ross LaPorte, Rhett LaPorte, Eric LaPorte, Melanie LaPorte and Maren LaPorte all of Birmingham.

Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 3, at Memory Chapel with a graveside service at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Houston Cemetery in Houston. Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Monday Sept. 2,  at Memory Chapel. Dr. Randy Turner will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Laurel Animal Rescue League P.O. Box 2671 Laurel, MS. 39442.

Memory Chapel is in charge of services, To view and sign the guest register visit

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